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24 Stellar Options for Monday Night Dining

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Mondays are always hard: it’s the first day of the week, which means work, all sorts of responsibilities, and a never-ending to-do list. It’s also another one of those days where many Austin restaurants tend to close for a break. To help out, Eater Austin made this guide for easy planning for the first weekday evening meal of the week.

Here are the city’s best bets for Monday night dining with a generous variety of options from elevated sandwiches at Noble Sandwich to artisan hotdogs and sausages at Frank Restaurant to small bites and wine specials at Winebelly and Salty Sow, This update includes Salt and Time, General Tso’Boy, and others. The day doesn’t have to be so bad when there’s dinner to look forward to.

Everything below is listed from north to south. If a favorite Monday night go-to restaurant is missing, let Eater know through the tipline, the comments, or over in the forum.

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1. General Tso'Boy

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11501 Rock Rose #152
Austin, TX
(512) 339-6959
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General Tso’Boy blends quality American-Chinese flavors in a fast-casual environment perfectly. This Rock Rose eatery serves its specialty sandwiches until 9 p.m.

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General Tso’Boy
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2. Barley Swine

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6555 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX

Barley Swine offers a seasonal menu that constantly changes in Brentwood. Select from the restaurant’s daily offerings available between 5 to 10 p.m. or opt for the chef’s tasting menu.

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Barley Swine
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3. Hat Creek Burger Co.

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5400 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX
(512) 732-2025
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The family-friendly mini-chain offers up dinners full of burgers, fries, beer, and milkshakes until 9 p.m. There are six Austin-area locations all together.

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Hat Creek Burger Co.
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4. Epicerie

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2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
(512) 371-6840
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This café and grocery offers soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with heavier entrees until 9:30 p.m. up in Allandale.

5. Noble Sandwich Company

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4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX
(512) 382-6248
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Noble’s sandwiches go beyond the usual ham and cheese combinations. Elevate what could be a regular old casual dinner at either location of the sandwich shop until 8 p.m., and be sure to sample a few sides, as well. It doesn’t hurt that Spun Ice Cream is part of the Burnet restaurant, too.

Noble Sandwich Co.
Noble Sandwich Co.
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6. Picnik

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4801 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX
(512) 293-6118
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Visit the food trailer-turned-brick and mortar on Burnet Road until 9 p.m. for dishes that are gluten-, corn-, peanut-, and soy-free all of the time.

7. Pinthouse Pizza

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4729 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX
(512) 436-9605
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The winning combo of craft beer and handmade pizza can be found at Pinthouse Pizza until 11 p.m. Monday evenings. Be sure to ask for the rotating pie of the month, too.

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Pinthouse Pizza
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8. Quality Seafood

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5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX
(512) 454-5827
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Monday nights are made better with live music and seafood favorites like shrimp, oysters, crawfish, and more. This seafood eatery is open until 9 p.m.

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Quality Seafood
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9. Komé

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4917 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX
(512) 712-5700
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Sushi is always a good idea, especially when Kome’s rolls can satisfy single diners or groups with. The Japanese restaurant is open until 10 p.m.

10. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

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For casual atmosphere, head to Cherrywood Coffeehouse. Open until midnight daily, its menu includes an array of options from tacos and sandwiches to salads and burgers. The coffeehouse boasts an impressive list of beers, too.

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Cherrywood Coffeehouse
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11. Contigo Austin

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2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX
(512) 614-2260
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Enjoy fresh quality bar food while eating outdoors at the ranch-inspired restaurant until 11 p.m.

12. Salty Sow

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1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX
(512) 391-2337
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The Cherrywood restaurant offering happy hour every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., where the small bites and plates include tacos, crispy brussels sprouts leaves, and more for just $5. Regular dinner goes until 10 p.m.

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13. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX
(512) 477-5584
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Monday is steak frites night at Josephine House from 5 to 10 p.m. The three-course menu and classic cottage décor will perk up the evening.

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Josephine House
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14. Wink

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1014 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
(512) 482-8868
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Wink offers fine dining in an approachable and inviting setting. Start with a glass of wine at the restaurant’s wine bar at 5 p.m., then head into the dining room for dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

15. Italic

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123 W 6th St
Austin, TX
(512) 660-5390
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Enjoy summer happy hour with half-priced pizzas, $3 glasses of rosé, half price wines, $5 select wines and signature cocktails, and $3 Peroni and Moretti bottles until 6:30 p.m., with the regular dinner menu offered until 10 p.m.

16. Péché

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208 W 4th St
Austin, TX
(512) 495-9669
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Enjoy happy hour prices on French comfort food and cocktails all night long at this downtown restaurant.

17. Frank Restaurant

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407 Colorado St
Austin, TX
(512) 494-6894
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Artisan hotdogs and sausages is what Frank is known for, especially during those late night hours. The downtown restaurant is open until midnight.

18. La Condesa

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400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX
(512) 499-0300
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Modern twists on classic Mexican dishes shine at La Condesa. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m.

19. Takoba

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1411 E 7th St
Austin, TX
(512) 628-4466
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Mexican cravings can be satisfied while eating al fresco on Takoba’s Seventh Street terrace until 10 p.m. on Monday evenings.

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20. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
(512) 433-6521
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Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m. on Monday evenings at the popular South Lamar restaurant, with food and drink specials until 6:30 p.m.

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21. Sawyer & Co.

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4827 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX
(512) 531-9033
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This East Austin eatery offers classic New Orleans-inspired dishes like gumbo and jambalaya until 9 p.m.

22. Bouldin Creek Café

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX
(512) 416-1601
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Bouldin Creek Café serves up vegetarian and vegan comfort food until midnight daily.

23. Winebelly

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519 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX
(512) 487-1569
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The South Austin wine bar offers tapas, small bites, and half-off bottles of wine from 4 to 11 p.m. on Monday evenings.

24. Cane Rosso

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4715 S Lamar Blvd Ste 103
Austin, TX
(512) 904-0534
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This Dallas-born pizza spot is known for its Neapolitan style pizza. Visit the South Lamar location for a slice or an entire pie from 5 to 10 p.m., with happy hour ending at 7 p.m.

1. General Tso'Boy

11501 Rock Rose #152, Austin, TX
General Tso’Boy
General Tso’Boy
Mike C./Yelp

General Tso’Boy blends quality American-Chinese flavors in a fast-casual environment perfectly. This Rock Rose eatery serves its specialty sandwiches until 9 p.m.

11501 Rock Rose #152
Austin, TX

2. Barley Swine

6555 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Barley Swine
Barley Swine
Barley Swine/Facebook

Barley Swine offers a seasonal menu that constantly changes in Brentwood. Select from the restaurant’s daily offerings available between 5 to 10 p.m. or opt for the chef’s tasting menu.

6555 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX

3. Hat Creek Burger Co.

5400 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Hat Creek Burger Co.
Hat Creek Burger Co.
Hat Creek Burger Co./Facebook

The family-friendly mini-chain offers up dinners full of burgers, fries, beer, and milkshakes until 9 p.m. There are six Austin-area locations all together.

5400 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX

4. Epicerie

2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX

This café and grocery offers soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with heavier entrees until 9:30 p.m. up in Allandale.

2307 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX

5. Noble Sandwich Company

4805 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Noble Sandwich Co.
Noble Sandwich Co.
Noble Sandwich Co./Facebook

Noble’s sandwiches go beyond the usual ham and cheese combinations. Elevate what could be a regular old casual dinner at either location of the sandwich shop until 8 p.m., and be sure to sample a few sides, as well. It doesn’t hurt that Spun Ice Cream is part of the Burnet restaurant, too.

4805 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX

6. Picnik

4801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX

Visit the food trailer-turned-brick and mortar on Burnet Road until 9 p.m. for dishes that are gluten-, corn-, peanut-, and soy-free all of the time.

4801 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX

7. Pinthouse Pizza

4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX
Pinthouse Pizza
Pinthouse Pizza
Pinthouse Pizza/Facebook

The winning combo of craft beer and handmade pizza can be found at Pinthouse Pizza until 11 p.m. Monday evenings. Be sure to ask for the rotating pie of the month, too.

4729 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX

8. Quality Seafood

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX
Quality Seafood
Quality Seafood
Tom P./Facebook

Monday nights are made better with live music and seafood favorites like shrimp, oysters, crawfish, and more. This seafood eatery is open until 9 p.m.

5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX

9. Komé

4917 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX

Sushi is always a good idea, especially when Kome’s rolls can satisfy single diners or groups with. The Japanese restaurant is open until 10 p.m.

4917 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX

10. Cherrywood Coffeehouse

Austin, TX
Cherrywood Coffeehouse
Cherrywood Coffeehouse
Nora G./Yelp

For casual atmosphere, head to Cherrywood Coffeehouse. Open until midnight daily, its menu includes an array of options from tacos and sandwiches to salads and burgers. The coffeehouse boasts an impressive list of beers, too.

11. Contigo Austin

2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX

Enjoy fresh quality bar food while eating outdoors at the ranch-inspired restaurant until 11 p.m.

2027 Anchor Ln
Austin, TX

12. Salty Sow

1917 Manor Rd, Austin, TX
Salty Sow
Salty Sow
Salty Sow/Facebook

The Cherrywood restaurant offering happy hour every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., where the small bites and plates include tacos, crispy brussels sprouts leaves, and more for just $5. Regular dinner goes until 10 p.m.

1917 Manor Rd
Austin, TX

13. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX
Josephine House
Josephine House
Josephine House/Facebook

Monday is steak frites night at Josephine House from 5 to 10 p.m. The three-course menu and classic cottage décor will perk up the evening.

1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX

14. Wink

1014 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Wink offers fine dining in an approachable and inviting setting. Start with a glass of wine at the restaurant’s wine bar at 5 p.m., then head into the dining room for dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

1014 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX

15. Italic

123 W 6th St, Austin, TX

Enjoy summer happy hour with half-priced pizzas, $3 glasses of rosé, half price wines, $5 select wines and signature cocktails, and $3 Peroni and Moretti bottles until 6:30 p.m., with the regular dinner menu offered until 10 p.m.

123 W 6th St
Austin, TX

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16. Péché

208 W 4th St, Austin, TX

Enjoy happy hour prices on French comfort food and cocktails all night long at this downtown restaurant.

208 W 4th St
Austin, TX

17. Frank Restaurant

407 Colorado St, Austin, TX

Artisan hotdogs and sausages is what Frank is known for, especially during those late night hours. The downtown restaurant is open until midnight.

407 Colorado St
Austin, TX

18. La Condesa

400 W 2nd St, Austin, TX

Modern twists on classic Mexican dishes shine at La Condesa. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m.

400 W 2nd St
Austin, TX

19. Takoba

1411 E 7th St, Austin, TX